peekaboo wrote:My blood test came back as 1.5...I will have to one an 1/2 pills (7.5) on weds & fri..very similar to Sharon's
This is interesting....Jeff is on 7mg. coumadin everyday. At 5, his blood was too thick. One of my suppositions from the beginning of this adventure is that MS patients have hypercoagulation issues. That's why I started Jeff on all the proteolytic enzymes (they eat fibrin and protein in the blood) and vasodilation supplements.
It seems that our first four Stanford patients need more coumadin than the "average" patient, who only needs 5mg. to get the blood thin enough for stent patency.
We need to get hematologists involved in this research. I'll talk to Dr. Dake about it when we go back in July. I'll bet he could get the hematology dept. at Stanford interested. I know Marie has written alot about her coagulation issues, and why she believes they are part of MS. Could the venous issues alone be responsible for hypercoagulation, Marie? There must be more to this, right? Doctors have not been looking at the blood....but I think there's another piece of the puzzle there. Maybe start a new thread...so we don't hijack dear Holly again!!!